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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by johnbryanpeters, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. johnbryanpeters

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    ...Woodrow Wilson Keeble, who got his Medal of Honor today, way too late.
     
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  2. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I guess better late then Never. but still he should have gotten it a long time ago.
     
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  3. BikeGeek

    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty: Master Sergeant Woodrow W. Keeble distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy near Sangsan-ni, Korea, on October 20, 1951. On that day, Master Sergeant Keeble was an acting platoon leader for the support platoon in Company G, 19th Infantry, in the attack on Hill 765, a steep and rugged position that was well defended by the enemy. Leading the support platoon, Master Sergeant Keeble saw that the attacking elements had become pinned down on the slope by heavy enemy fire from three well-fortified and strategically placed enemy positions. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Master Sergeant Keeble dashed forward and joined the pinned-down platoon. Then, hugging the ground, Master Sergeant Keeble crawled forward alone until he was in close proximity to one of the hostile machine-gun emplacements. Ignoring the heavy fire that the crew trained on him, Master Sergeant Keeble activated a grenade and threw it with great accuracy, successfully destroying the position. Continuing his one-man assault, he moved to the second enemy position and destroyed it with another grenade. Despite the fact that the enemy troops were now directing their firepower against him and unleashing a shower of grenades in a frantic attempt to stop his advance, he moved forward against the third hostile emplacement, and skillfully neutralized the remaining enemy position. As his comrades moved forward to join him, Master Sergeant Keeble continued to direct accurate fire against nearby trenches, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. Inspired by his courage, Company G successfully moved forward and seized its important objective. The extraordinary courage, selfless service, and devotion to duty displayed that day by Master Sergeant Keeble was an inspiration to all around him and reflected great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
     
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  4. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Sir, I salute you.
     
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  5. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    his actions are worth far more than a moment my friend!

    respect given!

    as Quo said, "Sir, I salute you!"
     
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  6. OrthoPT

    OrthoPT Monkey

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    I give my full respect without reservation.
     
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  7. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    A slightly different level of bravery, I just found out one of my uncles, who just passed, was on the beaches of Normandy.
     
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  8. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    My Dad and Uncle were at Normandy. Dad was at Sicily and North Africa also, Uncle trudged through Europe. After 18 yeas in the military, I havent seen 1/100th of the sh*t they went through. Truly our greatest generation. Thanks...
     
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  9. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Much more than a moment is due. I give him my respect and my heartfelt gratitude!
     
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  10. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Front Range, dude...
    Also the first full blooded Sioux to earn the CMH...
     
  11. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !
    Unfortunatly , that is why it took so long :( :disgust: